When it comes to Acadiana Mardi Gras, the party is non-stop. The two-week stretch of parades, parties, and general debauchery means that folks from around South Louisiana need to be as prepared as possible in order to make it all the way to Fat Tuesday.

The saying, "it's a marathon, not a sprint" reigns true for Mardi Gras in South Louisiana. If you hit the gas too hard during the first weekend of festivities, it can kill your entire drive for the remainder of Mardi Gras. Trust me, you don't want to be the person who is stuck at home on Fat Tuesday because you went too hard for Lundi Gras.

Thankfully, the good people of Acadiana have suggested all of the must-haves in order to survive Mardi Gras. Stay prepared for everything Mardi Gras has to offer by keeping at least some of these items on-hand.

Of course, you've got to know which parades are rolling each day - so definitely start out by downloading this station's app. You can find the full list of parades there, plus it's free!

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